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Sri Lanka

Seniority by Priestly Ordination


Ordained
Priest
YearsNameCurrent Title
Most Senior
3 Feb 1958 Archbishop Oswald Thomas Colman GomisArchbishop Emeritus of Colombo
20 Dec 1961 Bishop Joseph Kingsley SwampillaiBishop Emeritus of Trincomalee
21 Dec 1963 Bishop Thomas Emmanuel SavundaranayagamBishop Emeritus of Jaffna
20 Feb 1966 Archbishop Osvaldo PadillaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Korea
1 Oct 1966 Archbishop François Robert BacquéApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
21 Dec 1966 Bishop Joseph Vianney FernandoBishop of Kandy
5 Jul 1970 Mario Cardinal ZenariApostolic Nuncio to Syria
27 Mar 1971 Archbishop Thomas Yeh Sheng-nanApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Algeria
25 Jan 1972 Bishop Vincent Marius Joseph PeirisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Colombo
6 Jan 1973 Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel FernandoBishop of Mannar
4 Aug 1973 Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, O.S.B.Bishop of Ratnapura
24 Mar 1974 Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn TốtApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Sri Lanka
Most Junior
16 Dec 2000 Father Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku KankanamalageSecretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Roman Curia
16 Sep 2000 Bishop Anton Ranjith PillainayagamAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
2 May 1992 Archbishop Brian UdaigweApostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
5 Aug 1989 Bishop Raymond Kingsley WickramasingheBishop of Galle
21 May 1986 Bishop Christian Noel EmmanuelBishop of Trincomalee
3 Aug 1985 Father Ivan Tilak JayasunderaFormer Bishop-Elect of Ratnapura
27 Jul 1985 Bishop Jayakody Aratchige Don Anton JayakodyAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
20 Jul 1985 Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence MendisBishop of Chilaw
29 Jun 1984 Archbishop Joseph SpiteriApostolic Nuncio to Lebanon
25 Jul 1981 Bishop Sampathawaduge Maxwell Grenville SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
5 Jul 1980 Bishop Harold Anthony PereraBishop of Kurunegala
10 May 1980 Bishop Norbert Marshall Andradi, O.M.I.Bishop of Anuradhapura

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